The other beautiful sign of spring, fresh, local arugula.
My husband and I both love arugula, and I will admit we sometimes succumb at off times of the year and pick up the pre-packaged arugula from the grocery store. In the middle of winter it seems to satisfy, but eating my first local batch last week, I was reminded of the futility of arugula at any other time of year.
The co-op was selling arugula from City Farm in Chicago. A simple salad of arugula dressed with a dash of oil, lemon and salt was all I needed. I felt like I had never tasted anything so fresh.
The only way we'll eat even more locally is when we harvest the arugula I have sprouting on the dining room window sill!